Relief fragment: branch of a plane tree with flying bird

Classification
Culture
Dimensions
23 × 29 cm
Date
first half of the 1st century A.D.
Iconography
Findspot
Inventory
4827
ID
Hyp-3890
References
Hekler 1929, 146–147, no. 140; Bencze, HWA 2012 Spring; Bencze, in Ókor 11/2 (2012), 65–66, fig. 1

The relief fragment depicts a branch of a plane tree with the remains of a bird's wing. The skill of Imperial period sculptors is illustrated by the virtuoso carving of the relief.

Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the relief was made of Göktepe marble. Click here for the detailed results.